How To Purchase a Motorcycle!

Nov 2019
9
4
Alabama
Okay guys, I’m wanting to know what is your best recommendation for purchasing a bike that you are not able to see with your own two eyes. I’m looking at a used 2017 Panigale 1299 buts its to far away from where I live to go check it out. I’m looking for specific instructions please. Meaning how to handle the transaction and shipping. Or should I not go that route and find something more local? Thanks in advance.
 
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Dec 2019
370
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USA: Philly Pa & Venice FL
I wouldn’t buy it unless u fly out there with an envelope full of cash and thoroughly inspect it.

I bought my 1299 second hand and had the original owner meet me at Ducati. The dealership took care of everything including mounting my new plate.
I was able to negotiate the price down a little because of some small cosmetic imperfections. Bike only had 1,800 miles on it.

What bike r u looking at, where is it located and where r u located? I have some great motorcycle shippers

U know the potential also risks of not seeing it first hand

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Dec 2012
28
10
Baltimore
Im in South Alabama and the bike is in Miami, FL
2017 Ducati Panigale 1299 S with 2,600 miles.
i say make the drive. i drove from Baltimore Maryland to Milwaukee Wisconsin 13hrs each way. it was for a heck of a deal. fun road trip. borrowed a buddies pick up, left around 10pm, drove all night with my dad, when i couldnt drive any more he drove. i slept. met up with the guy, test rode the bike, threw it on back of truck and turned around and drove home. round trip whole thing took us like 32 hours. cool story and road trip.
 
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Dec 2019
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USA: Philly Pa & Venice FL
yeah man make the trip, 9 hrs isn’t bad

What’s the price and does it have the Akrapovic exhaust or clear clutch installed?
 
Dec 2019
370
130
USA: Philly Pa & Venice FL
Omg drive down there with 14k in pocket and offer 13k or less
NADA black black value is between 10-12

you can even set it up with my movers Chad and Tracey from Churchtown Movers, they’re Florida based
 
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Nov 2019
9
4
Alabama
Was a no go. I tried everything i could to get a hold of the guy. He never responded. Was for sale on cycle trader. Search continues but I’m in no hurry.
 
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